LOWELL, MA — Adam Ezra Group, Senseless Optimism, and more than a dozen other musicians will join the lineup for The Town And The City Festival. Produced by Porter Productions with support from the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, the two-day music and arts festival will feature both locally-based and national touring acts on Fri., October 22 and Sat., October 23 in event spaces, bars, cafes, and galleries throughout downtown Lowell, MA.
The new artists join a diverse lineup that includes songwriters Tanya Donelly & Parkington Sisters, Will Dailey, Alisa Amador, Robyn Hitchcock, and more.
The full list of additional artists includes Aaron & The Lord (featuring Aaron Perrino from The Sheila Divine & Dear Leader), Adam Ezra Group, Amber Tortorelli, Amanda Shea, Ashley Wonder, Ava Sophia, Daisybones, Duncan Wilder Johnson, Fish House, Kind Being, L.ucas & Timi O., Massy Ferguson, Prateek Podder, Robin Lane, Scott Pittman & The Deluxe Fiasco, Senseless Optimism, and Tim Hall. More acts will be revealed throughout the summer.
The weekend will also feature the newly announced The Town and The City Festival Record Show set for Sat., October 23, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at Mill No. 5. There, music fans will be able to shop for vinyl and other collectibles from over thirty vendors. There will also be a chance to catch some live music at the Record Show too!
This year’s festival will once again include a Musical Tribute to Jack Kerouac as well. Named after the novel "The Town and the City", the first major work published by Kerouac, the festival takes place in event spaces, bars, cafes, and galleries throughout downtown Lowell including Zorba Music Hall, Christ Church United, Warp & Weft, The Luna Theater (at Mill No. 5), Academic Arts Center, Gallery Z, Smokehouse Tavern, The Old Court, The Purple Carrot Bread Co., The Worthen Cafe, and Brew’d Awakening. Designed as a walkable event, attendees who purchase single-day or two-day passes will have access to performances across all the participating venues (per any age restrictions and capacity allowance.)
The Town and the City Festival will take place Fri., October 22 and Sat., October 23 at venues across Downtown Lowell. Individual day passes and tickets will go on sale in August. Tickets can be purchased at www.thetownandthecityfestival.com.